Singapore Math Common Core Edition debuts at NCTM Conference

Cassy Turner

I've just returned from an invigorating week at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conferences in New Orleans. Expect some posts soon that will share interesting things that I learned. Common Core Edition of Primary Mathematics First off, the new Common Core aligned editions of Primary Mathematics were available at the Singapore Math, Inc.® booth and they looked great! If you're currently using the California Standards Edition of Primary Mathematics, don't panic! … [Keep Reading...]

Seeking Singapore Math training in Hawaii?


Are you a school on the Big Island  that would like to take part in a two day Singapore Math training? You don't necessarily need to be using the curriculum, just interested in supplementing or using strategies from Singapore Math. If so, I have a school that would like to pair with with you and share the costs. They're looking to host the two-day session sometime from the last week of July through August 5th.  If that fits your schedule and plans, email Cassy (at) and I'll hook you up. … [Keep Reading...]

Making Math Masters


My students love math class. In fact, many will tell you math is their favorite subject. Why? They’ll tell you it’s because Singapore math is fun. I’d say it’s because once they understand how math works, they become confident in their abilities. So what exactly is Singapore math? Wait, math from Singapore? Isn’t that … [Keep Reading...]

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NCTM 2014 Conference Singapore Math Sessions

The NCTM Conference program book is now online and choosing which workshops and sessions to attend continues to be a challenge.  If you'd like to check out some sessions on Singapore … [Keep Reading...]

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Twin Cities’ Singapore Math Seminar – March 31

The weather in Minnesota this winter has been brutal. In January alone,  schools were closed for several days due to extreme cold. When schools close, other events for teachers are often cancelled, … [Keep Reading...]


Calling Math Coaches heading to NCSM

Marshall Cavendish is developing an online assessment for the Singapore Mathematics curricula available in the U.S. and is seeking input from elementary or middle school math coaches, specialists, … [Keep Reading...]

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Attendee Takeaways: Seminar Review and News

Nicole Heinlein is a 2nd grade teacher in Lana‘i who flew to Honolulu to attend my recent BER seminar, "How to Use the Best Strategies from Singapore Mathematics to Strengthen your Math Instruction." … [Keep Reading...]

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Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery this April…

Sponsored by the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the theme for … [Keep Reading...]

Giving Thanks

Blue=School Training; Yellow=BER Seminar or Conference; Green=School Training and BER Event; Red=SDE Conference

In each of the past few years, I've taken some time to reflect on the wonderful opportunities I've experienced during the preceding 12 months (Here are Giving Thanks reflections from 2012 and … [Keep Reading...]

Singapore Math teacher, trainer and consultant Cassandra Turner with teachers at the Association International School

This Thanksgiving, as is my custom, I’m again taking time to reflect on the amazing experiences that I have enjoyed over the past 12 months. It is so gratifying to have the opportunity to champion … [Keep Reading...]